Through an assessment to figure out what was going on, Trish helped Carla learn the value of resistance training. “The added bonus is that I like weight training SO MUCH MORE than cardio!”
“I always said I needed time to get started. I needed a ‘jumpstart’, but there was always something to stop me from making that commitment. I travel 8 - 15 days a month, between work and visiting my boyfriend who lives in Rhode Island.
“The second biggest thing I told myself was ‘I'm 50’, and not too many people my age are in that great of shape, so why should I worry about it? It is what it is. But I'd lay in bed at night and feel how soft my body had become. I'd bend over and feel the roll around my mid-section that was growing and growing. I was always going back and forth about being comfortable ("I'm 50...life is good right now") and being uncomfortable "(I don't like what I've become").
“During that time, I was SOOO good about coming to M360, eating sensibly, making good choices (even about things like bedtime!) and implementing just about everything that Method 360 and Lisa Yarah from CNY Dietician Consultants recommended. Then my five free calendar weeks were up and I was back to traveling.
“Work took me to a conference in Panama at a beautiful beach resort with 4 pools and a gigantic fitness center. Controlling food availability was much more difficult (buffets at every meal), but I was still very careful and strategic. I did a couple hard days of resistance work and on the one morning when I didn't really feel like working out at the gym, I took a two mile walk on the beach near the Panama Canal. By the end of the two weeks trip...I was starting to feel like maybe something was changing.
“On the last day in Panama, I decided to step on the scale in the gym. Stupid me, it was in kilograms, so I really had no idea what I was thinking. Thanks to Google, I was able to translate 66.5 kilos and realized that I have lost ALMOST 11 POUNDS!!!!! WHAT????? Now when I travel I packed my resistance bands, my protein shakes, and a renewed sense of hope that 50-years-old doesn't have to mean doom to my body.